No Broadway Strike in New Year

12/18/2009 3:51 PM |

No Broadway Strike

Good news this afternoon from Broadway: There will be no strike by the 250 or so members of 32BJ SEIU in the New Year. As reported yesterday, negotiators from the union that represents maintenance workers at 30 of the city’s biggest theaters were threatening to strike if the Broadway League didn’t agree to $1.50 per hour raises and guaranteed health insurance benefits.

According to Crain’s, the two groups reached an agreement late last night over a three year contract that includes $1 raises across the board, theaters and producers paying into 32BJ League pensions and said insurance guarantee. As the union’s secretary treasurer Hector Figueroa put it: “The workers who keep the theaters clean are as much a part of the Great White Way as the plays, actors, crews and patrons.”